Get away to the charming town of Coldstream in the Scottish Borders for a relaxing cottage holiday. With fine stone-built buildings, a choice of shops, a garage and a few pubs, Coldstream has plenty to recommend it to visitors for cottage holidays including a museum. Leet Water runs through Coldstream and the River Tweed runs by the outskirts of town, creating a tranquil feel.
What Coldstream, Borders offers for Self-Catering Holidays
For countryside walks, close by is Hirsel Country Park where you can walk by the beautiful lake and enjoy a break in the cottage tearooms.
Coldstream could be a great base for touring the wonderful scenery of the Scottish Borders on a self-catering holiday. The fantastic Borders coastline is only around 30 minutes' drive away whereas this being Border Country, Northumberland National Park is also a similar distance away and the Northumbrian coastline with its castles and golden sandy beaches is only around 40 minutes' drive from Coldstream.
Top Things to See and Do on a Cottage Break in Coldstream
• For days out by the seaside, the Berwickshire Coastal Path will guide you to some of the best coastal scenery and runs from Cockburnspath through to Berwick-upon-Tweed. Discover impressive cliffs, beautiful sandy beaches around Eyemouth, the dramatic ruins of Fast Castle found by the cliff edge near the pretty fishing village of St Abbs and enjoy a spot of bird-watching at the National Nature Reserve at St Abb's Head.
• Two of Northumberland's best historical castles are within reach for a day out. Not to be missed is Lindisfarne Castle (which can be reached by boat or by tidal causeway) and is on Holy Island, a wonderfully atmospheric place and a national nature reserve. Also well worth a visit for its impressive historical castle which sits forebodingly above the long stretch of golden sands, is Bamburgh.
• For treks, walks and hikes in gorgeous countryside, Northumberland National Park is hard to beat!
• If you've never been, Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city with its castle, vast choice of shops, restaurants and elegant architecture is well worth a visit and is just an hour and 15 minutes drive from Coldstream.
Whether you rent a traditional Scottish country cottage, a wooden holiday lodge or even a large country house, we hope you find the perfect holiday house for you in or near to Coldstream in the Scottish Borders and have a wonderful time discovering the magnificent scenery that this part of Scotland has to offer.
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